Thursday, January 10, 2013

How to Choose Wide Format Scanners

 by: Paul St. Clar

Choosing one out of many brands of wide format scanners can be difficult. There's a lot of things to consider about where your scanner is going to be located and how often it's going to be used. This article is geared towards those who have an immense need of wide format scanners and use them on a daily basis.

There are all sorts of things to take into account when it comes to purchasing a Wide Format Scanner. You want something efficient, something sleek and stylish (after all, you can't exactly hide a scanner. They aren't little itty bitty things. So if you have one, why not make sure it looks good?), and something that will get the job done and then do even more. A good scanner is like a good worker: ready to work, easy to correct, and willing to correct mistakes if needed.

Most wide format scanners are also available as refurbs. This means that they are cheaper not because they aren't as good as brand new scanners, but because they were repaired, or returned, or were retired as floor models. In fact, refurbs are more often than not just as good as a brand new, fresh from the factory scanner. They also come with a warranty, just like a brand new scanner.

Every scanner should come with a warranty. This is a given. If it doesn't have a warranty, something is extremely wrong and you should not even consider purchasing the equipment. Even refurbs have a warranty, albeit a much shorter one than the new scanners.

When it comes to searching for a scanner, you probably want something that won't take up a lot of space. This helps to keep things orderly in a crowded office space and to prevent even more crowding.

You also want something efficient. This not only helps with crowding by allowing employees to do a quick in and out scanning mission, but also helps to speed up work processes in general.

Another feature to take into account is whether you would like your documents scanned in color, monochromatic, or grey-scale. Wide format scanners are great additions to your office finding the right one is the problem.